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A New CD by Lynne Newman & 10 Tips for Getting Your Mojo Back (Temporarily Lost Due to Stress)

19 Apr

Lynne Newman’s wonderful, new CD, Divine Alchemy, is flying out of the warehouse (not to mention our download server) and, as you can see, getting rave reviews.

Like Lynne’s other work, this guided meditation comes from some kind of special higher wisdom channel she’s got, and it’s pretty inspired and profound.  This program addresses transforming your life, transcending difficulties, connecting with powerful spiritual sources and - um - helping the rest of humanity.  (Lynne does not mess with the small stuff.)  This is big medicine and listeners immediately feel the authenticity and power of its unique mojo.

Lynne uses her very favorite image, the rainbow, as the central element that guides and weaves her narrative, catalyzing empowerment and change. As with all her work, this imagery has Steve Kohn’s delicious music scoring it, supporting and enhancing it.
 
And speaking of mojo… what did we see in Psychology Today this week but 10 tips for retrieving mojo lost due to stress overload, a list by Lissa Rankin MD, OBGYN - pointers we would have appreciated even if she hadn’t mentioned our guided imagery as #2. The entire article can be found here, but here’s her very cogent list:

10 Tips For Relieving Stress and Getting Your Mojo Back

  1. Engage in relaxing activities. Take a walk in nature. Get a massage. Take a scented hot bath. Curl up with a great book.

  2. Listen to guided imagery. I love Belleruth Naparstek

  3. Meditate, even if only for five minutes. If you can't make time for this, break up the day by taking three deep belly breaths several times/day.

  4. Try to change the stressors in your life that you have the power to change.

  5. Quit trying to control the uncontrollable. For those stressors you can't change, learn to let it go.

  6. Be brutal with your to-do list, and be compassionate with yourself for what doesn't get done.

  7. Avoid watching and reading the news when you're stressed. Chances are it will only stress you more.

  8. Express your feelings. Talk to a trusted friend or write in your journal. Bottling up your feelings will only add to your stress.

  9. Keep a running list of gratitudes. It will help keep you focused on what's great in your life.

  10. Laugh. Watch a funny movie. Tell jokes with friends. If you can't think of a reason to laugh, check out laughter yoga and do it anyway!

And here’s Dr. Rankin’s bio:
 
Dr. Lissa Rankin is an OB/GYN physician, an author, a nationally-represented professional artist, and the founder of Owning Pink, an online community committed to building authentic community and empowering women to get- and keep- their "mojo". Owning Pink is all about owning all the facets of what makes you whole- your health, your sexuality, your spirituality, your creativity, your career, your relationships, the planet, and YOU. Dr. Rankin is currently redefining women's health at the Owning Pink Center, her practice in Mill Valley, California. She is the author of the forthcoming What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend (St. Martin's Press, September 2010).

OK, enjoy!  That’s it for now.  Take care and be well!

All best,

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award